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DISASSEMBLED: The iPhone 3G S

Set to launch on June 19, we Europeans have time difference on our side when it comes to launches and our good friends at Rapid Repair decided to hit up an Orange France boutique that was scheduled to open at midnight. Once they’d secured the phone, they promptly tore the thing asunder to see what exactly Apple had put in there. Don’t worry, we’re sure the phone is fine. Being the CEO of an iPod repair company (not to mention supplying parts for PlayStations, Xboxes and Nintendos), the man at the helm of the operation, Aaron Vronko, is probably pretty handy with a screwdriver.

The aim of the game is to find out what’s different about the iPhone 3G S. Those of you who have been following news on the device know that most of the changes are on the insides and the outside looks pretty much exactly the same. We'll be talking to Aaron on Monday to find out what he found and how it differed to the iPhone 3G.

Until then, check out the pictures below and let us know if you'd be tempted to try this at home!

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This isn't the entire gallery but if you want to see more, as well as read the step by step guide, head over to Rapid Repair and check out their iPhone 3G S Repair Guide.

All images are courtesy of Rapid Repair.

  • Marcus Yam
    Anyone in the U.S. or Canada planning on lining up in the morning for this? I actually might. It's time to upgrade the old 2G EDGE iPhone. :D
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  • I cant even afford to pay attention, let alone pay for this new confangled 3G S whachamacallit.
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  • randomizer
    I'd get one of these if they were half the price.
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  • midnightgun
    I'd get one in Canada, if I didn't have to pay a hundred dollar phone bill a month for the privilege of using it.
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  • baracubra
    dunno, the gains compared to the iphone 3G don't warrant an upgrade for me yet. If it looked drasticaly different (but still good) I'd proly get it just for sake of showing off :p
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  • coolkev99
    My phone bill is $32/month. I plan on keeping it that way.
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  • Tedders
    Mine will be here today at 3pm. It will be a great upgrade from my 2g iPhone.
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  • invisik
    From 2g to 3g(s) maybe, from 3g to 3g(s) i think not.
    Just my opinion. =]
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  • tenor77
    Disassmbled...dead!
    Name the movie for a one up
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  • dithwheelon
    tenor77Disassmbled...dead!Name the movie for a one up
    Short Circuit
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